gullbuy music review

February 12, 2002

  • Gang Of Four EP

    Gang of Four EP

    12inch / various / Plastic Records

    This is not an EP by the band Gang Of Four. It is a compilation of four songs from four different labels (put out on a fifth record label).
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Guided By Voices box.

    Guided By Voices

    5xCD / Box / Scat Records

    This set compiles the band's first four (impossible-to-find) albums from 1987-1990 and adds an extra CD of previously unreleased material from 1988-93.
    [read more] ---Peter L

  • The Hives

    The Hives

    7inch / 'Main Offender' b-w 'Lost And Found' & 'Howlin' Pelle Talks To The Kids' / Big Wheel Recreation

    Includes 2 new tracks: a cover of The Saints' 'Lost and Found' and 'Howlin' Pelle Talks to the Kids' (Howlin' Pelle is their singer). The a-side is taken from Veni Vidi Vicious.
    [read more] ---Peter L

  • Koop


    CD / Waltz For Koop / JCR (Jazzanova Compost Records)

    Koop receive the cooperation of several great vocalists on this very vocal oriented disc with a strong 70's Polish Jazz sound. Yukimi Nagano sings on 'Summer Sun' a lot like the Polish jazz artist Eva Bem.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Nettle


    12inch / Bin Scrape Laden / Soot

    Though this is 'difficult music' it is worth the effort. If you've got an open mind and want something new (guaranteed) I'd say give this a shot.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Archival Series Volume One

    Archival Series Volume One

    3inchCD / various / The New England Electric Music Company
    Artists: Tom Dissevelt/Gershon Kingsley/Percy Grainger/Pierre Boulez/Joan LaBarbara

    Volume One of the archival series of 3' cds is by far the most varied of the three Archive series that I have heard so far. There are 4 much shorter tracks - but also there is the most tension conveyed.
    [read more] ---Patrick R

  • Archival Series Volume Two

    Archival Series Volume One

    3inchCD / various / The New England Electric Music Company
    Artists: Bernard Parmegiani/Wlodzimierz Kotonski

    Volume Two of the archival series of 3' cds is the most coherent of the three Archive series that I have heard so far. There are 2 long tracks which mix seamlessly.
    [read more] ---Patrick R

  • A Rocket In Deb

    A Rocket in Dub

    12inch / 'Rocket No. 3' b-w 'Rocket No. 4' / Italic

    The music of A Rocket In Dub is more organic that other electronic dub (like Pole). You can hear bongos and guitar in the tracks. The end feel is very calm.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Artist Unknown

    Artist Unknown

    CD5 / Errorist / Disko B

    Artist Unknown are a duo from Berlin. On this 5 song EP they have one new song ('Errorist') and four remixes of separate songs. The whole thing sits very well as a package, and the 5 songs are quite good.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Traum Records compilation

    Elektronische Musik -Interkontinental

    CD / various / Traum Schallplatten

    A relaxing listen - well worth checking out for a fine chill. There's not a clinker in the bunch and I have to say Traum really have it going on.
    [read more] ---Patrick R

  • Interpol


    CD5 / 5 Song EP

    They're a 4 peice band that sound heavily influenced by the likes of Joy Division and possibly, a bit by My Dad is Dead. Their songs and some of the guitarwork contain similarities to some of the more rocked up Bedhead songs but replacing the world-weary deadpan-ness with more melody and emotion.
    [read more] ---Brian C

  • In The Beginning There Was Rhythm

    In The Beginning There Was Rhythm

    CD / various / Soul Jazz Records

    There is something so universally affirming in the spirit of these songs that so many of us consider sacred that I think gets overlooked because these bands form the backbone of our own musical identity. Rather than stand and fight, like many of their punk forefathers, the artists on In The Beginning choose rhythm as their rifle.
    [read more] ---Donny M

  • Neil and Iraiza

    Neil and Iraiza

    CD5 / Wasted Time / Escalator

    'Wasted Time' is the latest E.P. by Gakuji Matsuda (Cubismo Grafico) and Hirohisa Horie under the name Neil and Iraiza.
    [read more] ---Teresa C